11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 11:45 AM by Csound1
akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to sync my work Outlook to either AppleMail or Outlook for Mac. My IT at work says that we do not support Apple natively. Is there any way to be able to do this?

  • 1. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (19,500 points)

    if you connect to the exchange server you can use both

    you may have to use vpn to connect to the exchange server

     

    exchance servers is a bit too complex for this forum to guide you

    so if you get a guide by the IT department on how to do it on a pc

    then it's pretty much 100% same thing you do on a mac even if they don't officially support osx

  • 2. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    Is your work email an Exchange account? (ask IT if you are not sure)

  • 3. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, it is. The response I got from IT was:

     

    "Our version of Exchange will not work with Mac mail and Outlook for Mac.  When we update our version of Exchange it will be up to Zach Mather to see if it is a security issue to allow home use with Mac mail and Outlook for Mac and PC. "

     

    Am I out of luck? I thought perhaps there was some way to be able to do this. I am very disappointed because I believed that because I could sync my Outlook work e-mail with my iPhone and iPad, that it would be advantageous to also go with an iMac so that I could work seamlessly among my devices.

     

    I am hoping there is some other solution!

  • 4. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The response I got from IT was:

     

    "Our version of Exchange will not work with Mac mail and Outlook for Mac.  When we update our version of Exchange it will be up to Zach Mather to see if it is a security issue to allow home use with Mac mail and Outlook for Mac and PC. "

     

    Am I out of luck? I thought perhaps there was some way to be able to do this. I am very disappointed because I believed that because I could sync my Outlook work e-mail with my iPhone and iPad, that it would be advantageous to also go with an iMac so that I could work seamlessly among my devices.

     

    I am hoping there is some other solution!

  • 5. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    You are almost out of luck, your company is using Exchange 2003, so not compatible with anything on a Mac except Entourage, which is part of Office 2008. Use Office 2008. Tell your IT dept that even Microsoft is abandoning Exchange Sever 2003, they need to get up to date soon.

  • 6. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I log into my OWA, it says (c)2007. Should I still try Office 2008?

  • 7. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    You need to ask IT exactly which version, specifically 2007, service pack 1, release 4 is the oldest supprted version, and before you use Entourage you must know the exact version your company deploys. (there are 2 versions of Entourage, 1 supports up to 2007, service pack 1, release 3, the other (EWS version) supports r4 and onwards)

  • 8. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They will not help me.

     

    We also have a 2003 OWA. Will that work with either version of Entourage?

  • 9. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    It will work with the standard version of Entourage but not with the EWS version

  • 10. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    akanekuni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great! Is there anywhere to find a free trial of it before I purchase it, just to make sure?

  • 11. Re: Outlook/AppleMail
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,365 points)

    I doubt that, check around and maybe you'll find one, otherwise make sure you can return it if required.